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Report: Redskins add veteran CB Cary Williams for playoff

The Redskins tweak their roster ahead of Sunday's playoff game against the Packers.

More shufffling for the secondary as the Redskins signed fomer Ravens, Eagles and Seahawks cornerback Cary Williams.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported tthe move Tuesday morning, one day after Washington coach Jay Gruden announced rookie defensive back Kyshoen Jarrett (nerve) would not play Sunday against the Packers. Washington hosts Green Bay in the Wild Card round of the NFC playoffs.

Williams, 31, signed a three-year, $18 million contract with Seattle after playing large roles in Philadelpha and Baltmore. The transition to the Seahawks' scheme never took, however. As of Week 12, Pro Football Focus rated him 96th out of 114 corners in the NFL this season. After playing 10 games, Williams, who is not a primary contributor on special teams was made inactive for two straight games before his release on Dec. 7.

The Redskins had success ths season by signing another ex-Seahawk corner in Will Blackmon, who turned into a starter for Washington. Bashaud Breeland joins Blackmon as the other starter. Without Jarrett, Washington has wide receiver-turned-corner Quinton Dunbar and rookie free agent Deshazor Everett for nickel and dime packages. Dunbar didn't play in Week 17 with a quad injury. 

Washington needs all the secondary help possible in this matchup against Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Williams also provides needed postseason experience.

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